Master of Science in Biostatistics

Master of Science in Biostatistics

Master of Science in Biostatistics at the University of Louisville Online

Ongoing innovation in healthcare creates the need for skilled statisticians and bioinformatics professionals to drive evidence-based decisions in the areas of medicine, nursing, and public health. The online Master of Science in Biostatistics program at UofL equips professionals to meet this growing demand by providing state-of-the-art training in designing research studies and applying modern statistical analysis.

The MS in Biostatistics program offers coursework 100% online to make the program available to the widest possible field of applicants including international students and those already working as statisticians.

The Facts


School of Public Health & Information Science

Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics


100% online (available internationally)


12 courses (32 credit hours)


$714 per credit hour

  • Rigorous statistical analysis program emphasizing medical, dental, nursing and healthcare applications
  • Open to individuals with a bachelor’s degree and mathematics course work including Calculus II and Linear Algebra
  • One of the only comprehensive biostats programs in the nation
  • 100% employment rate for alumni of the face-to-face program
  • Can be completed in as few as 3 semesters
  • Transfer up to 6 credits from a regionally-accredited institution

Career Outlook

    Biostatistical analysis is in high demand in a variety of sectors. Graduates pursue their careers with:
  • Pharmaceutical corporations
  • Insurers
  • Medical researchers
  • Government agencies (FDA, NIH, Census Bureau)
  • Universities and research institutions
  • Hospitals and cancer centers

In 2016, statisticians earned a median annual salary of $80,500 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The field is projected to experience a staggering 34% growth rate from 2014-2024.

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